This year's Scottish Queer International Film Festival is being held online because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Alongside its selection of LGBTQ+ films from around the world, it includes live online watch parties, workshops, Q&As, discussions, parties, and a closing night quiz.

The festival runs from 5 to 18 October.

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SQIFF Latest Reviews

Blindsided
Blindsided
Patricia Livingstone was trapped in a downward spiral of blindness, deafness and domestic abuse. This is the story of how she reclaimed her life.
Fabiana
Fabiana
A documentary about a trans woman who has spent decades as a trucker, travelling across Brazil.
Ashley
Ashley
A troubled individual searches for understanding on a weekend away in the wilderness.
Pride & Protest
Pride & Protest
A documentary about LGBTQ+ people of colour in the UK.
Breaking Fast
Breaking Fast
Mo, a practising Muslim living in West Hollywood, is learning to navigate life post heartbreak. Enter Kal, an All-American guy who surprises Mo by offering to break fast with him during the holy month of Ramadan.
Queering The Script
Queering The Script
A discussion of the sometimes inspiring yet often troubled history of queer female representation on television.
Leitis In Waiting
Leitis In Waiting
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their country.
The Wound
The Wound
Sexual repression and coming of age prove a dangerous mix for a small community.

Scottish Queer International Film Festival Features

The bigger picture
Lisa Olivieri on Blindsided, domestic abuse and the meaning of being an artist
A flavour of happiness
Mike Mosallam on love, food, Superman and Breaking Fast
Making The Wound
John Trengove talks about the challenges of his coming-of-age drama.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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